Sat, Mar 15, 2008
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the
right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the
day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"We apologized to the FAA. We acknowledged we can do
Source: Ron Ricks, executive vice president for
law, airports and public affairs at Southwest Airlines. When news
first surfaced last week of Southwest Airlines' failure to comply
with mandatory safety inspections on dozens of its jets in 2007,
the Dallas-based low-cost carrier adopted a measured, though
defiant, tone in its statements to the press. The airline insisted
it received permission from the FAA and Boeing to keep the planes
flying, even as the deadline passed for surface fatigue tests...
and pointedly noted the airline has an enviable safety record. Over
the past three days, however, Southwest has changed its colors
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